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Elizabeth Proctor (Thorndike)

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Death: August 30, 1672 (31)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Thorndike and Elizabeth Thorndike
Wife of John Proctor, Salem Witch Trials
Mother of Elizabeth Proctor Very, Salem Witch Trials; Martha Proctor; Martha Mary Gowing; Mary Proctor; John Proctor, Jr. and 1 other
Sister of Sarah Low; Anne Thorndike; Capt. Paul Thorndike; Mary Thorndike; Martha Thorndike and 1 other

Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Elizabeth Proctor

Elizabeth (Thorndike) Proctor (1632-1672) was the second wife of John Proctor, who was executed as a witch during the Salem Witch Trials. The daughter of John Thorndike and Elizabeth Stratton, Elizabeth was born about 1641 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. In December 1662, she married John Proctor, with whom she had seven children. Elizabeth became ill shortly after the birth of her last son, Thorndike Proctor, and she died at about 31 years of age on 30 August 1672 in Salem.

Children of John and Elizabeth (Thorndike) Proctor

Unconfirmed listing; please note that birthdates are unusually close together, and the name of the third child, Martha Mary, is probably incorrect as middle names were not in use at that place and time.

  1. Elizabeth Proctor Very (born 1663 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts)
  2. Martha Proctor (born 1 April 1665 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts)
  3. Martha Mary Proctor (born 4 June 1666 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts)
  4. Mary Proctor (born 20 October 1667 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts)
  5. John Proctor (born 28 October 1668 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts)
  6. Mary Proctor (born 30 January 1669 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts)
  7. Thorndike Proctor (born 15 July 1672 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts)


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Elizabeth Proctor's Timeline

Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Age 22
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
April 1, 1665
Age 24
Salem, Essex Co., MA
June 4, 1666
Age 25
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
October 20, 1667
Age 26
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
October 28, 1668
Age 27
Salem, Essex Co., MA
July 15, 1672
Age 31
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
August 30, 1672
Age 31
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America